Friends' Speech & Book Launch, Alfred W. McCoy

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10 Dec 2017 - 15:00

Boston, MA

“In the Shadows of the American Century:   The Rise and Decline of US Global Power”

Alfred W. McCoy

Dec 10th 2017 at 3:00pm

565 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 (Copley Square)

Music by Dean Stevens, and Lorraine & Bennett Hammond

Alfred W. McCoy will draw upon his recent book “In the Shadows of the American Century,” to analyze the dynamics of the U.S. rise to global power, and the unique way Washington has exercised that global hege­mony for the past 70 years, particularly the covert dimension. He will then analyze the geopolitical changes in the vast Eurasian land mass that are eroding US dominion, and the political manifestations of a US world order in crisis, including populism and hyper-nationalism.

Alfred W. McCoy is the Harrington Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the recipient of numerous awards for his writing, most recently the Wilbur Cross Medal from Yale University. McCoy has been recognized as “one of the world’s leading historians of Southeast Asia and an expert on Philippine political history, opium trafficking in the Golden Triangle, underworld crime syndicates, and international political surveillance.

“Al McCoy has gutsHe helped put me on the path to investigative journalism⢀ – Jeremy Scahill

“This is history with profound relevance to events that are unfolding before our eyes”

-Andrew Bacevich

Q & A after the program. Books will be available for purchase and signed by the author. Refreshments will be served

Initiated and co-sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee and the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, and co-sponsored by Haymarket Books.

Second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium. Wheelchair accessible. CCB is located near the Orange line- Back Bay or the Green line-Copley T Stops. On Street Parking and at Back Bay Parking Garage, 199 Clarendon

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